Gowling WLG’s IP practice recognized in Managing IP’s IP Stars – Patent and Trademark Firm Rankings

22 March 2016

Gowling WLG is delighted to share that its patent and trademark teams in Canada, Russia and the UK have earned top-tier recognition in Managing IP’s “2016 IP Stars - Patent and Trademark Firm” rankings:

  • In Canada, the firm was ranked Tier 1 in the patent contentious, patent prosecution, trademark contentious and trademark prosecution categories.

  • In the UK, it was ranked among the top firms in the country in the patent and trademark contentious categories.

  • In Russia, it was ranked Tier 1 in the patent contentious and trademark contentious categories, and was also recognized as a leader in patent and trademark prosecution.

“Across multiple sectors and jurisdictions, our IP lawyers and agents prove time and again that they’re among the best in the industry,” said Robert MacDonald, co-leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. “We’re honoured to have our collective efforts recognized by our clients and peers.”

“These are well-deserved achievements and further evidence that Gowling WLG — just one month after its launch — is already an IP torchbearer on the world stage,” added Gordon Harris, co-leader of the firm’s IP Group.

Based on a vigorous six-month review of client and legal industry feedback, Managing IP’s IP Stars ranks the “most capable, active firms” across numerous jurisdictions. It is recognized as a leading source for prospective clients seeking IP counsel.

For more than 125 years, Gowling WLG has been helping the world’s top organizations maximize their intellectual property assets and protect what makes them unique. With a leading global network of award-winning IP professionals, the firm’s IP Group offers unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands, designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more — in Canada and around the world.


Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve clients is to be in tune with their world, aligned with their opportunity and ambitious for their success. Around the globe, our 1,400-plus legal professionals and dedicated business support teams do just that. We bring our deep sector expertise to understand and support clients' businesses, and see the world through their eyes.

Gowling WLG clients have access to expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services. Combined with our presence in 18 cities worldwide and specialised expertise in countries around the globe, we’re positioned to help clients achieve their objectives, wherever their business takes them.